[Darkroom] Light fixtures

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 15:06:59 PDT 2009


I think it sounds like installing normal light fixtures is reasonable.
 We'll want one normal light (the kind that damages everything, but I
think we'll want to be able to see clearly for cleaning up) and one
red bulb on separate switches.

Ideally, I'd like to put the standard light on some sort of tricky
switch?  Or make it located somewhere awkward?  Just so it's never
accidentally turned on.  For instance, having both switches be on the
same plate, and be identical other than position would be a Bad Idea.

-K

On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 8:59 PM, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I built my darkroom from a book I read from the elementary school library I
> was attending at the time.  It said that 25W or less red bulbs work fine.  I
> can't remember if I did a test.  But it would be cool to try it:  take some
> paper, put some object on it, turn on a 25w red bulb for about 30
> minutes, develop the paper, and see if the object can be discerned at all on
> the paper.
>
>
> Mitch.
>
>
> --------------
>
>> From: audrey.penven at gmail.com
>> Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 20:53:30 -0700
>> Subject: Re: [Darkroom] Light fixtures
>> To: maltman23 at hotmail.com
>> CC: rubin at starset.net; audrey at lostinthenoise.net;
>> darkroom at lists.noisebridge.net
>>
>> Red lightbulbs can be fine. I've never built a darkroom from scratch
>> before, so i don't know offhand which bulbs are ok. I suppose if we
>> find some red bulbs, we can check to make sure before buying them.
>>
>> -audrey
>>
>> Sent from my iPod
>>
>> On Oct 11, 2009, at 18:51, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > > Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 16:55:09 -0700
>> > > From: rubin at starset.net
>> > > To: audrey at lostinthenoise.net
>> > > CC: darkroom at lists.noisebridge.net
>> > > Subject: Re: [Darkroom] Light fixtures
>> > >
>> > > Audrey Penven wrote, On 2009/10/11 16:48:
>> > > > Safe lights - we have one safe light for the space, but we'll need
>> > > > more. It would be worth seeing if anyone has some to donate.
>> > > > Otherwise, we'll probably have to get them from a photo supply
>> > place.
>> > > > I'll poke at craigslist as well to see what I can find.
>> > >
>> > > Jim needs to know if these lights will be attached to conduit
>> > boxes and
>> > > if so how so he can install the right boxes for us. Any chance you
>> > could
>> > > find some photos of what you were thinking?
>> >
>> >
>> > Back when I had my own darkroom, I just used regular old 25W red
>> > lightbulbs. I never had any trouble with these. They fit into
>> > regular light bulb fixtures. Are regular red lightbulbs iffy to use?
>> >
>> >
>> > Mitch.
>> >
>> >
>
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